CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden County Police Department [CCPD] has a new way for Camden residents to engage with the police department.
City residents can now use the free STOPit App on their smartphones to anonymously report any crimes or provide crime tips to the CCPD.
“There seems sometimes that there is strength in anonymity,” said CCPD Lt. Zsakhiem James. “This allows you to talk to us without actually having to stand face to face with us.”
The app can be downloaded from the Apple or Android app store. Once downloaded, users are prompted to enter an access code. To submit tips to the CCPD, users enter “camdennj.” From there, tips — along with any photos or videos — can be submitted to the police department.
Once tips are submitted, CCPD personnel in the department’s command center and its detective bureau are notified, who then disseminate the information to the appropriate department for investigation.